Peru & The Amazon River 2022

Peru adventure yoga retreat in April 2022 visiting Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Amazon River.

Summary

A 7 night yoga retreat in the Andes and the Amazon. We will collect you at Cusco airport, before taking you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Tipon, and Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. Then we visit the Inca capital of Cusco itself, nestled in the Andes, before flying north to Iquitos and the Amazon. On our journey we will see pink dolphins, monkeys, local tribes and the beautiful Amazon river close to the Pacaya Samiria national park. This will all be with professional guides, yoga teachers and wonderful hotels and lodges.

April 2022

Day 1: Arrival (7th April)

Arrival into Peru, with each of us making our way to meet in Cusco. As we adjust to the altitude we will have a wellness focussed yoga class and recover from the flight, stretching our limbs before we have a light dinner and an evening to get to know each other. Dinner.


Day 2: Tipon (8th April)

Upon waking we will meet for a yoga class to set us up for our day. Again breakfast is included, before we board our vehicle and go to the archaeological site of Tipon with its wonderful intact water canal. It’s one of the most peaceful places in the area, and it is easy to find a quiet spot to meditate. We will return to the Sacred Valley via a local market, allowing you to appreciate the colour of the local culture and people. Breakfast, Lunch in the valley.


Day 3: Machu Picchu (9th April)

We have an early rise today, so there will be no early morning yoga. We will take the train to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu, where with our private guide we will learn the history and hear some of the theories related to the site. Afterwards we have a short amount of time to soak up the atmosphere on our own before taking the train to Cusco. Breakfast, Packed Lunch


Day 4: Tambomachay and Saqsayhuaman (10th April)

Today we begin with morning yoga overlooking the city before breakfast. We have a beautiful walk today: our car will take us to Tambomachay, and from there we will walk downhill past other archaeological sites to Saqsayhuaman and then Cusco's main square. Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Into The Amazon (11th April)

Early in the morning we will be taken to Cusco airport for the short flight to Iquitos in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon. We then drive to the port of Nauta and board the boat to the lodge, travelling along the Maranon River to where it sits just back from the river. On the way we will visit a local forest project to see what wildlife we can spot and soak up the jungle sounds and smells. Lunch is served onboard.

Arriving at our home for the next few days we will meet a member of the Kukuma tribe, who will welcome us to the lodge in their local language. The Kukuma assist in the running of the lodge.

Afterwards we have a short yoga session, and dinner is served at the lodge. We will finish the evening with our guide will talk to us about the myths and legends of the rainforest. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 6: Exploring Pacaya Samiria (12th April)

Yoga in the morning before breakfast to set us up for the day. In the new climate you'll find your body moves wonderfully in the heat.

After breakfast we have the day to explore, either on foot or by boat. We have to be flexible here as our excursions are dependant on the weather. While at the lodge we will spend time in the Pacaya Samiria national park, Peru’s largest national park and one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. We will visit local towns and learn about local customs watching pink dolphins, iguanas, monkeys and more while we are out.

In the afternoon before dinner we will have a short yoga session. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 7: Further Exploration (13th April)

Our day starts with a mornings session which weather dependant might be in the gardens. If not, we have a lovely space indoors. We then continue our exploration of the jungle with our guide. More yoga is included in the afternoon at the Pacaya Samiria Amazon lodge.


Day 8: The Return Home (14th April)

After breakfast we return to the airport and fly to Lima for onward travel. Do ask us about extending your vacation: perhaps you would like to go to the beach in Peru, or visit another area of the country. Breakfast.

The Amazon

Our main accommodation is the Pacaya Samiria Amazon lodge, with small bungalows, hammocks and beautiful gardens to enjoy.

The Sacred Valley

Our accommodation is the Mandala yoga retreat in the Sacred Valley. The lodge has a beautiful yoga space with views of the mountains and the colourful gardens. There are hammocks to while away some time watching the humming birds.

Cusco

In Cusco, we will spend time in the Antigua Casona in the San Blas area.
They have a beautiful yoga studio with a gorgeous view of the city.

All prices are based on two sharing. Single and triple supplements are also available.

Getting there

Please arrive to Cusco around midday on the 2nd of April for transfer to the Sacred Valley.

Coming back

Arrange departure after 11am on the 9th April from Iquitos airport.

There are international flights from all over the world to Peru. We can help you look at the best schedule for you.

Included

  • 8 Yoga classes with the opportunity to add on private instruction
  • Yoga Equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Guide tours
  • Transport to and from Cusco airport
  • Flight Cusco to Iquitos
  • Entrance fees for included day trips

Excluded

  • All other flights, insurance, tips and gratuities
  • Extra meals not included in the programme
  • Beverages
  • Massages and spa treatments

How much yoga will we do?

In general we will have 2 classes a day, one in the morning of 90 minutes and one in the afternoon of 60 to 90 minutes that may also include meditation. You do not need to take both classes every day however, it's up to you.

Do I need to be a yoga expert?

These yoga retreats are for any standard of yogi from absolute beginner to expert. We host two groups separated by experience and confidence, and we will decide what group you are in the first day. If you'd later like to swap between the two just let us know. In addition, if you would like to travel with a non-yogi, ask us about special pricing.

Are all meals vegetarian/vegan?

We cater for all dietary requirements, and while some of our centres will be 100% vegetarian, most will have vegan and non-vegan options. When we have lunch or dinner out however, you can eat whatever you like. Do let us know any preferences.

Do you provide visas?

We do not provide visas, but we can help you if you do require one.

Do you include international air tickets?

We do not include these as our guests come from all over the world, but with our many years experience in this field we can help find the best routing for you.

Can I have a single room?

You can have a guaranteed single room by paying the single supplement.

Can I share a room?

If you would prefer not to pay the single supplement you can share a room with a person of the same sex. We will pair you with a room partner.

What should I bring?

Every guest is required to bring their own yoga mat. Otherwise, ask us about packing lists for each specific destination. We will supply blocks, straps and blankets.

Peru & The Amazon River 2022

7 Night Yoga Retreat with accommodation, meals & tours.

$3,500/£2,700 per person

Price also available without tours in the Cusco area, please ask.